Margot van Huijkelom at The Grand Amsterdam

Margot van Huijkelom

Margot Huijkelom is an artist with a background in fashion, she’s based in France; to be exact in Barbizon. She was born, raised and educated in the Netherlands, so you could say that she came back to her roots with this exhibition at The Grand Hotel in Amsterdam.

We, at Mimi Berlin, met Margot the other day to have a look at her most recent works. Ms Huijkelom was so kind to take us on a tour around the ground floor, where the walls are covered with her paintings and illustrations.

Fashion Illustrator

Margot’s career has been a divers one, within the bounderies of fashion. She made illustrations, for Vogue Japan, L’officiel and numerous other glossy magazines. She sat next to the haute-couture runways for Le Monde and she has had her work published in several books, she also worked as the art-director for Gerbe in Paris. (more on that later on this blog, promised!) Next to this commisioned work she found out that she could fulfill more of her creative inspirations by painting. As mentioned above; she is based in Barbizon and that’s where she has an atelier where she creates ‘free work’, mostly on canvas made with natural pigments. These works are also on show at The Grand.

On exhibit at the Grand

Huijkelom’s exhibition will run through to the end of August 2019 so you have plenty of time to take a stroll through the hallways of the hotel and enjoy her work for yourself. @margot_van_huijkelom
And here’s a link to The Grand, Amsterdam.

See more about fashion Illustrations and illustrators here on Mimi Berlin’s Blog

The Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School (Dutch: Amsterdamse School) is a style of architecture that arose from 1910 through about 1930 in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam School movement is part of international Expressionist architecture, sometimes linked to German Brick Expressionism.

Once a year official historic sites and city monuments are open to the public in Amsterdam. Our dear friends P.G. and A.K. went to the “Open Heritage Days” in Amsterdam and took the pictures you see below. (Thakanks for sharing guyys!! xoxo Mimi)

(photocredits; Peter Graatsma)

The images are made in the Amsterdams Lyceum (designed by the Dutch Architect H.A.J. Baanders. The windows were painted by artist R.N. Roland Holst, 1918), Villa Lebbink at the Apollolaan (designed by the Dutch architect J.H. Mulder jr, 1927 ) and “The Grand Hotel“, a former convent and townhouse, also the place where former Dutch Queen Beatrix married the German Prince Claus Felix von Amsberg in 1966. (1661-1662, 1903-1905 en 1924-1926: A.R. Hulshoff en N. Lansdorp.)

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